The Jewish Federation of Saint-Louis distributes a number of university scholarships and interest-free loans to students in the Saint-Louis area. These scholarships are open to residents of the greater Saint-Louis metropolitan area, with preference given to Jewish applicants.

Applications open January 10 and must be submitted by April 14. Apply online at

The Lentin scholarship fund

Created by Scott Lentin
Offers scholarships of up to $ 10,000 to high school students in financial need who have completed high school and are enrolling in full-time undergraduate or vocational programs at colleges or accredited non-profit universities. Preference is given to applicants of any faith related to the Jewish community and to first generation students.

The Benjamin D. and Mirian Pessin Study Assistance Fund

Created in memory of Benjamin D. Pessin and Miriam Pessin by members of their immediate family
Offers $ 2,500 scholarships to qualified Jewish students demonstrating academic achievement and financial need pursuing a business degree.


The Ruth Greenberg Memorial Fund for Rabbinical Education

Founded by the late Ruth Greenberg
Offers $ 2,500 rabbinical training scholarships to residents of St. Louis demonstrating financial need and intention to pursue a career in the rabbinate.

The Sam A. Kessler Memorial Scholarship

Founded by friends of the late Sam A. Kessler
Offers a $ 1,000 scholarship to a local law student demonstrating financial need and willingness to contribute their time and talent to the Jewish community. Applicants must have resided in the Saint-Louis metropolitan area for at least 10 years.

The Richard L. Levis, Jr.

Created in memory of Richard L. Levis, Jr. by his widow, Barbara Rosen
Provides up to $ 1,000 in scholarships to college or university students in the Missouri area demonstrating academic achievement and financial need.

The Blanche and Irving Miller Scholarship Fund

Established through a bequest from the estate of Blanche and Irving Miller
Offers $ 1,000 scholarships to deserving and qualified students enrolled in accredited colleges or universities pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in professional fields.

The L. Allen Zorensky Fine Arts Loan Fund

Provides interest-free loans to students pursuing studies in fine or other arts at the post-secondary level at a recognized and recognized educational institution. Loan recipients must sign a promissory note in which the recipient agrees to repay the loan in full within five years of graduation.

The winners will be informed by April 28 at the latest.

Please direct questions regarding any of these St. Louis Jewish Federation scholarships to Karen Sher at 314-442-3824 or [email protected].

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